Church buildings and the post-Covid world

Recognising that life will be different post-Covid-19, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, together with the Church of England Dioceses of Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Lichfield and Worcester, will stage a free, ecumenical, online conference over three successive Thursdays. Each session will consist of presentations, discussions and Q+A panels. A range of experts will provide practical … Read more

His Royal Highness the Prince Philip RIP

Senior national and regional Church leaders have issued statements following the death of Prince Philip on Friday 9 April 2021. Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Revd Justin Welby said, ‘I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, … Read more

‘Hope at Home’ helps slavery survivors

‘Hope at Home’ is staging an informal meeting via Zoom at 7.30pm next Tuesday, 13 April, to explore what hosting survivors of modern slavery looks like. ‘Hope at Home’ is looking for people with a spare room who might be willing to help slavery survivors who would otherwise be without home and support. Register to … Read more

New Befriending Coordinator for ‘Restore’

On Tuesday 6 April, Catherine Bridgwood took up the role of Befriending Co-ordinator at ‘Restore.’ Restore is a project of Birmingham Churches Together, working with refugees and asylum seekers in Birmingham, Solihull and Smethwick. Restore’s vision is to see ‘a society into which all refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, valued and integrated. Prior to … Read more

Good Friday resources from Birmingham City Centre Churches

Although Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have lifted slightly, it will still not be possible to conduct Holy Week events in the way that was normal in the pre-Covid era. However, Birmingham’s City Centre Churches’ group is providing three online resources for use on Good Friday: + An ecumenical Good Friday virtual Walk of Witness through Birmingham, … Read more

Easter resources from the Saltmine Theatre Company

The Saltmine Theatre Company has developed a set of Easter resources for local churches to use. The three videos tell the story of Easter from Good Friday to Resurrection Sunday. The resources can be accessed by making a donation for an individual video, or by purchasing all three as an ‘Easter Bundle.’ The presentations are: … Read more

National Day of Reflection and Prayer

One year on from the announcement of the first national Covid-19 lockdown, Tuesday 23 March has been designated a National Day of Reflection by the Marie Curie organisation (Link HERE). The National Day of Reflection is to enable everyone to reflect on our collective loss, to support those who have been bereaved and to ignite … Read more

Marking the anniversary of ‘Prayers of Hope’

On Sunday (21 March), Churches Together in England will mark the anniversary of the start of the first national lockdown and the launch of the ecumenical ‘Prayers of Hope’ initiative. As the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep the globe, candles were lit in thousands of homes on the evening of Sunday 22 March 2020, symbolising … Read more

Celebration of Festivals

A special event will take place via Zoom from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday, 23 March. Representatives of a number of Birmingham’s faith communities will speak about Holi, Passover, Easter, Vaisakhi and Ramadan, each of which takes place during the months of March and April. Speakers at the online gathering include Mina Patel, Benita Wishart, … Read more